“My Turn” Program Provides Sensory-Friendly Sundays for Kids with ASD
Families have the opportunity to get out and about for some fun community events without fearing their child will be disruptive. To address the feelings of isolation these families sometimes feel, the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and many local partners came up with My Turn Sensory Friendly Sundays.
My Turn provides experiences at different locations on the second Sunday of each month. Families affected by ASD are invited to attend each free program in a less sensory stimulating and crowd-free environment. Each program lasts for two hours and allows My Turn visitors to have the opportunity to explore at their own pace and in their own way. Visitors also have the option to participate in hands-on activities designed specifically for ASD audiences.
If the need should arise, families can take a break in a designated quiet room and borrow a weighted lap pad or tactile toy from a sensory tool kit.
Upcoming events include:
September 11 – Leslie Science & Nature Center
October 9 – University of Michigan Museum of Art
November 13 – University of Michigan Museum of Natural History